Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Rachael Grudem

On July 9, 2005, Wayne Grudem's daughter-in-law, Rachael Grudem (nee Freeman), 23 years old, was killed instantly in a tragic auto accident. Her obituary read: "She loved life and constantly radiated joy and faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, and deep love for her husband of three months." I attended her funeral, which was a deeply moving, tear-stained, Godward time of worship and lament.

Dr. Grudem has given me permission to pass along a link to the audio from her funeral service. (You can also download the whole thing as a zip file.) I was especially moved by Wayne Grudem's eulogy.

Life is but a vapor. Let us live, like Rachael, coram Deo (before the face of God).